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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-12-19

'Leave Gérard Depardieu alone!'

A satirical YouTube video begs the public to leave Gérard Depardieu alone - a stunt inspired by a distressed fan of Britney Spears who did the same thing in 2007 (with less irony!). We also look at an open letter to Depardieu by a fellow French thesp which lambasts him for his decision to become a tax exile in Belgium.

By James CREEDON

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2017-03-28 Somalia

Charity begins on Twitter

MediaWatch takes a look at the social media star who's swapping selfies for being selfless. Frenchman Jerome Jarre used his Twitter following - and celebrity friends - to rustle...

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2017-03-27 Alexei Navalny

Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the protests in Russia and jailing of Putin critic, Alexei Navalny. Plus, the high-flying row over leggings. Many are outraged after two...

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

A French presidential debate with few surprises

We take a look at media and social media reactions to the first debate between major candidates in the French presidential election. Also, France's interior minister stands down...

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